"There will always be a need to educate people on the power and vulnerabilty of nature. My goal is to continue to find ways to use art as a vehicle to enhance environmental awareness. "

I am a big proponent of environmental education, particularly in children. The ability to connect kids to nature through art is something I have become passionate about. As a young adult and a budding illustrator, I was inspired by the works of Robert Bateman and his commitment to conservation. Hence, the Bateman Foundation is an organization that I admire and support.